Whoops – we got side tracked and took a slow diversion.

But we are now back on the main track and seeking worthwhile detours…

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Worth a Detour is all about great food experiences.

Today a meal is more than just the food – it is the total experience. Our aim is to find great places to visit, with food that we like, and great food and wine experiences that you can share with your companions**.

We are not critics. We simply highlight and recommend places worth visiting. We were tired of being served mediocre food and service with an attitude – so we set out to find those great little places that serve good food, with friendly service and fabulous atmosphere.

If a venue is on our site – it is worth seeking out – it is Worth a Detour.

Worth a Detour is a dynamic work-in-progress. We have many places yet to explore. So please join with us and share the detours…


**Note: **

The word Companion comes from the latin “com” and “panis” – meaning “with bread”. Someone with whom you share bread. Someone with whom you travel, dine and spend time with. A true friend.

What's new?

Excessive noise can ruin a good meal. In fact, noise is currently the second most common complaint amongst restaurant-goers, behind poor service.

With this in mind, Worth a Detour have recently agreed to collaborate with a group called The Ambient Menu.


Something seems to have changed since COVID. It’s hard to put my finger on it. The magic seems to have disappeared. The previous energy is lacking. There is no sparkle. Most places are ok – but they just seem to lack that certain “je ne sais quoi”.

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“there is no great genius without some touch of madness” 


“you’re only given a little spark of madness. you mustn’t lose it” 

Robin Williams

“you learn a lot about someone when you share a meal with them” 

Anthony Bourdain

updated Wednesday 26 April 2023